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3087. Scee, Trudy Irene. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. History Press. 2020

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3087. Scee, Trudy Irene. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. History Press. 2020

3087. Scee, Trudy Irene. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. History Press. 2020. Soft wraps. 158p. Illustrated with 144 photos and images. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse was first constructed in 1827 and still sends its beam out seventy-nine feet above sea level. Light keepers kept the lanterns burning from the 1820s through the 1930s, but they could not prevent every tragedy. Ships have crashed on the rocky shoals, taking sailors to their watery graves, while many others have been swept off the rocks by the powerful surf. Despite advances in technology and automation, the shore around the light remains a dangerous place. Author and historian Trudy Irene Scee uncovers the fascinating story of this iconic Maine lighthouse, its keepers and their families, from the construction of the first light through the present day. (M). $21.99. (x)